4 Hacks for Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

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Who says you can’t make up your face and cleanse it too? You don’t have to sacrifice your skin’s health in the name of wearing a full face. It’s all about the right products and regimen for keeping your skin hydrated and blemish-free. Brushes and sponges are often overlooked during skincare routines, but it’s actually one of the most important steps. These tools come in contact with your face almost on a daily basis and are often exposed to bacteria and oils. Keeping your face clean, means keeping your brushes clean on a weekly basis.

But there’s no need to grunt and groan over an extra chore—it’s a quickie. Jerome has 4 tips that will keep your brushes and sponges fresh and clean.

Wipe it Off

This won’t complete your cleansing process but it will make it easier. Running your brush against a dry cloth can remove a lot of excess makeup, so you don’t have to spend so much time swishing it around in your soapy solution.

Baby Soap or Shampoo

Many baby products are created for sensitive skin so they should be gentle on your face as well. To be on the safe side, check the ingredients to make sure the baby soap is free of silicone and perfumes. Dilute the soap with warm water and swish your brush around the bowl to get rid off all of the makeup residue and bacteria. Then rinse in fresh warm water and remove excess water with a dry cloth.

Use Bar Soap

Your fragrance-free bar soap can work just as well on your makeup tools as liquid soap. Just glide your brushes and sponges back and forth against your soap. Then rinse with warm water.

Hang Them Upside Down

Is there anything more frustrating than waking up to wet brushes that you laid out to dry the night before? Speed up the drying process by turning your brushes upside down. To do so, you just need two tools; hair ties and a drying station. Your closet rod, towel rod or even dishwasher handle can all double as a drying station for your brushes. To secure your clean brushes to the rod, tie an elastic around each brush. Just ensure the area around your drying station is sanitary and the bristles of your brushes aren’t in contact with anything.

Although taking care of your brushes happens on a weekly basis, skincare is a daily process. Start every day with Jerome’s healthy skincare routine.